Jan 11 Speaking Science at UMN

If you are interested in a free or reduced-price ticket to this event, please email clagrad@umn.edu by next Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Speaking Science: Communicating with Media, Funders, Policymakers, and the Public
Thursday, January 11
Coffman Memorial Union
8am-7pm

Speaking Science is a science communication conference designed to help scientists, engineers, and other researchers develop stronger storytelling skills that will make their work understandable and compelling to the media, thought leaders, potential funders and general audiences. The conference is specifically designed to provide faculty, post-docs and graduate students across the University of Minnesota with a unique opportunity to learn how to better communicate their science to audiences beyond the academic community.

The one-day conference will feature a keynote speech by New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer, interactive training with the Alan Alda Center for Science Communication, and break-out sessions that include mock interviews with local journalists that will provide participants with invaluable feedback about how to frame their research in the most compelling way possible. An evening reception will include private access to the Weisman Art Museum's Prince from Minneapolis exhibit.

As a sponsor of Speaking Science, CLA has a limited number of free and reduced-price tickets for college faculty, post-docs, and graduate students available through November 14, 2017. 

On November 15, ticket sales will open to all University members and we expect the tickets will go fast.

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